Legalise Cannabis Victoria (LCV) hopes to better Legalise Cannabis WA’s 2021 result when voters go to the polls later this month.
LCV will be standing candidates in all legislative council regions and three legislative assembly seats, with party secretary Craig Ellis insisting cannabis legalisation has now entered the mainstream.
He said: “The major parties like to imagine that cannabis is a fringe issue, but there’s around two million Victorians who have consumed it in their lifetime and more than 600,000 in the last 12 months.
“In the 2022 West Australian election, with a similar voting system, Legalise Cannabis WA secured two upper house seats. We plan to better that in Victoria.
“LCV is delighted with the rich diversity of experience and talent in our candidates standing for election.”
LCV’s 16 candidates for the legislative council include Thomas Forrest (Eastern Victoria), Marc Selan (Southern Metropolitan), Rachel Payne (South East Metropolitan), Adam Miller (Northern Victoria), Andrew Hale (Northern Metropolitan), Nicholas Wallis (North-Eastern Metropolitan), David Ettershank (Western Metropolitan) and Andrew Dowling (Western Victoria).
Running for the legislative assembly are Wayne Taylor (Bendigo West), Elissa Smith (Pakenham), and Ashley Heap (Bayswater).
Voting takes place on Saturday November 26.